Stories tagged jets

Maybe I've been watching "Speeders" too much on TruTV, but this item in the new caught my eye. A group of volunteer engineers are converting a jet plane into a car, if you can call it that, to try to smash the land speed record. A similar group of professionals are attempting the same thing in the U.K. Click this link to learn more, including photos and video.

A while back, Buzz showed you people sky diving without parachutes, using instead a flying squirrel-like suit. Now here's a video of a guy in Switzerland doing his best Wile E. Coyote imitation, jumping out of airplanes with wings mounted with rocket engines strapped to his arms. Unlike Wile E. Coyote, he does not crash into any rock formations.

It's basically just a jet-driven funny car, designed to look like a portable toilet. I don't care. I want one. (From Popular Science.)